To all my friends, followers and those who just happen to stumble across my blog, I’m so sorry that I’ve been absent and have fallen behind in The Iliad Read-Along. My mother has been in the hospital for the last month+, which has taken up most of my time for reading and blogging. She lives some distance from me, about 1 1/2 – 3 hours round-trip, depending on traffic, and with the visits and talks with doctors, etc. I’ve had little time to do much else. Right now, she’s not eating much and at times refusing food, so it doesn’t look good. She’s had a long life and she says that she’s ready to go, so I believe it’s just a matter of when. It’s sad but then again, it’s part of life and we must accept what it brings. Hopefully Jesus has made a special place for her with the angels. 😇
I promise I will finish up The Iliad read-along when I can and maybe even do a post here and there, if possible (is this wishful thinking?) Many apologies, Silvia and Ruth, as I will be reluctantly bowing out of the One Hundred Years of Solitude read-along. I so wish I could participate but I know I just couldn’t manage it right now. As for The Odyssey read-along that is planned for April, I’m still saying that it’s a go, but ONLY because I already have it prepared; if I was reading and posting like The Iliad I wouldn’t be able to do it. So hopefully (and an optimistic “hopefully”) it will proceed as planned.
I hope all of you are doing well. Hug your families and be grateful for them!
~ Cleo ~ ❤️